Our 40th Anniversary full colour printed Catalogue is now available! We offer you a unique range of unusual and exciting acoustic and folk instruments from all over the world at great prices. Every item has been chosen to give the best quality at each price level. So give us a call, buy here online, or visit one of our music shops, our staff are friendly and well informed. You pay the same price whether you buy online or in our shops. We do trade-ins, part exchange, appraisals and buy instruments for cash.
Hobgoblin Music was founded in 1976 by Mannie and Pete McClelland while searching for a concertina for her to play. Many other interesting instruments came to light and the search grew into a business as they discovered they were not the only ones who wanted to buy folk instruments, but couldn’t find any. read more...
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Definition: The family name of all instruments which have strings stretched across a box. Popular in central Europe, In addition to the melody strings, the Concert Zither has a guitar type fretboard (similar to the epinette des vosges), and other models have strings grouped together in chords. Introduction: All of the instruments in the zither family have a flat soundboard with strings stretched across. All the dulcimers are part of this family too. The autoharp is the most popular zither these days, as it is very easy to play and good to sing with. The Hammered Dulcimer is traditionally played across the British Isles, and variations are found all over the world from the Santoor to the Cymbalom. Read our Autoharps, Zithers & Dulcimers FAQ Page or go to the Hobgoblin Instrument Info and FAQ Menu.